1830 - St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church - Harpers Ferry, WV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 39° 19.366 W 077° 43.868
18S E 264567 N 4356152
Quick Description: A historic church in Harpers Ferry.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2009 12:48:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM6FF3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 10

Long Description:
"Construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad produced an influx of Irish laborers into the Harpers Ferry area during the early 1830's. St. Peter's Catholic Church, completed in 1833, symbolizes America's melting pot tradition and the customs, habits, and religion of the early Irish immigrants.

During the Civil War, to protect the church from Union and Confederate shells, Father Costello flew the British Union Jack flag as a symbol of the church's neutrality. St. Peter's escaped the war relatively unscathed.

St. Peter's was remodeled to its present appearance in 1896, and Mass is offered here every Sunday." From marker at the site
Year of construction: 1830

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Full inscription:
Erected Oct 15 1830 Rebuilt Oct 1896


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